History/Biography

HISTORY and HISTORICAL FICTION
(more titles in the Biography section)

ANCIENT
Beowulf: A Hero’s Tale Retold
The Book of Jonah
The Bronze Bow
The Emperor’s Silent Army
The First Drawing
Gilgamesh the Hero
The Hero and the Mintoaur
Historium
The Ides of April
Jason and the Argonauts: The First Great Quest in Greek Mythology
Lugalbanda: The Boy Who Got Caught Up in a War
Secrets of Stonehenge
Through Time: London
Through Time: Olympics
Toby and the Ice Giants
The Winged Girl of Knossos

MEDIEVAL
Adam of the Road
Brush of the Gods
Castle Diary: The Journal of Tobias Burgess, Page
Cathedral: The Story of its Construction
The Elephant from Baghdad
Hakon of Rogen’s Saga
The Hawk of the Castle: A Story of Medieval Falconry
Joan of Arc
The Magic Meadow
Mansa Musa: The Lion of Mali
A Medieval Feast
Sigurd and His Brave Companions
A Single Shard
The Story of Rolf and the Viking Bow
Sundiata: Lion King of Mali
The Tower of London
The Trumpeter of Krakow

RENAISSANCE/REFORMATION/EXPLORATION
From the Good Mountain: How Gutenberg Changed the World
The Great Fire of London
Into the Unknown: How Great Explorers Found their Way by Land, Sea and Air
The Life and Times of Martin Luther
The Queen’s Progress: An Elizabethan Alphabet
The Tudors: Kings, Queens, Scribes, and Ferrets!
Who Was First? Discovering the Americas

COLONIAL AMERICA/AMERICAN REVOLUTION
An Early American Christmas
The Crossing: How George Washington Saved the American Revolution
Dear Mr. Washington
Electric Ben
The Founding Fathers: Those Horse-Ridin’, Fiddle-Playin’, Book-Readin’, Gun-Totin’ Gentlemen Who Started America
George Washington, Spymaster
George Washington’s Mother
Gingerbread for Liberty: How a German Baker Helped Win the American Revolution
Henry and the Cannons: An Extraordinary True Story from the American Revolution
If You Were At the First Thanksgiving
The Journey of the One and Only Declaration of Independence
Mesmerized: How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery that Baffled All of France
My Country ‘Tis of Thee: How One Song Reveals the History of Civil Rights
Phoebe the Spy
The Revolutionary John Adams
Squanto and the First Thanksgiving
Squanto’s Journey
The Story of the First Thanksgiving
Thomas Jefferson Builds a Library
Thomas Jefferson — Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Everything
Those Rebels, John and Tom
Washington at Valley Forge
Worst of Friends: Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and the True Story of an American Feud

THE WORLD IN THE 1800s
A Bandit’s Tale:The Muddled Misadventures of a Pickpocket
Chasing Freedom: The Life Journeys of Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony Inspired by Historical Facts
Crossing Niagara: The Death-Defying Tightrope Adventures of the Great Blondin
Dare the Wind: The Record Breaking Voyage of Eleanor Prentiss and the Flying Cloud
The Detective’s Assistant
21 Elephants and Still Standing
Elizabeth Started All the Trouble
Emma’s Poem: The Voice of the Statue of Liberty
A Fine Feast: Four Centuries, Four Families, One Delicious Treat
A Giraffe Goes to Paris
The Great Wheel
The Hole Story of the Doughnut
In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse
Locomotive
Long May She Wave: The True Story of Caroline Pickersgill and Her Star-Spangled Creation
The Man Who Loved Libraries: The Story of Andrew Carnegie
Midshipman Quinn
Mr. Ferris and His Wheel
My Heart Glow: Alice Cogswell, Thomas Gallaudet, and the Birth of American Sign Language
Noah Webster’s Fighting Words
Queen Victoria’s Bathing Machine
Sailing Home: The Story of a Childhood at Sea
Step Right Up: How Doc and Jim Key Taught the World About Kindness
We Rode the Wind: Recollections of Native American Life
Ziraffa Giraffa

CIVIL WAR/SLAVERY
Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave
Frederick Douglas: A Noble Life
Frederick’s Journey: The Life of Frederick Douglass
Freedom in Congo Square
Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams
Freedom River
Freedom Song: The Story of Henry “Box” Brown
Just a Few Words, Mr. Lincoln: The Story of the Gettysburg Address
Henry’s Freedom Box
Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address
Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led her People to Freedom
My Name is Truth: The Life of Sojourner Truth
Night Boat to Freedom
Nurse, Soldier, Spy: The Story of Sarah Edmonds, a Civil War Hero
Seven Miles to Freedom: The Robert Smalls Story
Two Friends: Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass
Unspoken: A Story from the Underground Railroad
When the Slave Esperanca Garcia Wrote a Letter

WORLD WAR I & II/COLD WAR
Always Remember Me: How One Family Survived World War II
Anne Frank
Barbed Wire Baseball
Bomb: The Race to Build and Steal the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon
Boxes for Katje
The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club
Breaking Stalin’s Nose
The Butterfly
Courage Has No Color: The True Story of the Triple Nickles, America’s First Black Paratroopers
Diana’s White House Garden
Dive: World War II Stories of Sailors and Submarines in the Pacific
The Donkey of Gallipoli: A True Story of Courage in World War I
Don’t You Know There’s A War On?
An Elephant in the Garden
The Farm Summer 1942
Five Children on the Western Front
The Good Fight: How World War II Was Won
The Grand Mosque in Paris: A Story of How Muslims Rescued Jews During the Holocaust
The Greatest Skating Race: A World War II Story from the Netherlands
Hidden: A Child’s Story of the Holocaust
His Name Was Raoul Wallenberg
Hitler
Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler’s Shadow
The House of Sixty Fathers
How I Learned Geography
In Flanders Fields: The Story of the Poem by John McCrae
Irena Sendler and the Children of the Warsaw Ghetto
Irena’s Jars of Secrets
Journey to Topaz
Keeping Score
Leaving China: An Artist Paints His World War II Childhood
The Life and Death of Adolf Hitler
The Lion and the Unicorn
The Little Riders
Mister Orange
Music for the End of Time
My Secret War Diary
The Navajo Code Talkers
A New Coat for Anna
Odette’s Secrets
Pancakes — Paris
Passage to Freedom: The Sugihara Story
The Plot to Kill Hitler: Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Spy, Unlikely Hero
The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights
Sabotage: The Mission to Destroy Hitler’s Atomic Bomb
The Story of the Second World War for Children
Shadow on the Mountain
Snow Treasure
Terrible Things: An Allegory of the Holocaust
Tucky Jo and Little Heart
Twenty and Ten
The Unbreakable Code
War Diaries, 1939-1945 (Adult non-fiction)
War Dogs: Churchill and Rufus
We Will Not Be Silent: The White Rose Student Resistance Movement that Defied Adolf Hitler
A Year of Borrowed Men
You Can Fly: The Tuskegee Airmen

THE WORLD IN THE 1900s
America’s White Table
Around America to Win the Vote: Two Suffragists, a Kitten, and 10,000 Miles
Blue Willow
Bluffton: My Summer’s with Buster
Born and Bred in the Great Depression
Canoeing with the Cree
Echo
The Friendship Doll
The Days Before Now
The Fabulous Feud of Gilbert and Sullivan
The Great American Dust Bowl
The Great Horseless Carriage Race
The Great Serum Race: Blazing the Iditarod Trail
Jenny:The Airplane that Taught America to Fly
Kids at Work: Lewis Hine and the Crusade Against Child Labor
The Matchbox Diary
Miss Paul and the President: The Creative Campaign for Women’s Right to Vote
Out of the Woods: A True Story of an Unforgettable Event
Separate is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation
Shackleton’s Journey
Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World: The Extraordinary True Story of Shackleton and The Endurance
Sixteen Years in Sixteen Seconds
That Book Woman
Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon
To Dare Mighty Things: The Life of Theodore Roosevelt
Tuttle’s Red Barn: The Story of America’s Oldest Family Farm
Year of the Jungle:Memories from the Home Front

SPANNING THE ERAS
As an Oak Tree Grows
Dreams of Freedom in Words and Pictures

BLACK AMERICAN HISTORY/CIVIL RIGHTS
28 Days: Moments in Black History that Changed the World
Because They Marched:The People’s Campaign for Voting Rights that Changed America
Belle, the Last Mule at Gee’s Bend
Benny Goodman & Teddy Wilson: Taking the Stage as the First Black-and-White Jazz Band in History
Birmingham, 1963
The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth, and Harlem’s Greatest Bookstore
The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage
Child of the Civil Rights Movement
Courage Has No Color: The True Story of the Triple Nickles, America’s First Black Paratroopers
A Dance Like Starlight: One Ballerina’s Dream
Delivering Justice: W.W. Law the the Fight for Civil Rights
Draw What You See: The Life and Art of Benny Andrews
Fancy Party Gowns: The Story of Fashion Designer Ann Cole Lowe
Freedom Summer: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Freedom Summer
Freedom Summer: The 1964 Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi
Game Changer: John McLendon and the Secret Game
The Great Migration: Journey to the North
Granddaddy’s Turn: A Journey to the Ballot Box
Happy Feet: The Savoy Ballroom Lindy Hoppers and Me
Harlem’s Little Blackbird: The Story of Florence Mills
Henry Aaron’s Dream
How to Build a Museum
I Have a Dream
Ida B. Wells: Let the Truth Be Told
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
Ira’s Shakespeare Dream
I’ve Seen the Promised Land: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Jackie and Me
Jazz Day: The Making of a Famous Photograph
Knockin’ On Wood: Starring Peg Leg Bates
Leontyne Price: Voice of a Century
Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters
Lillian’s Right to Vote
The Lions of Little Rock
Little Melba and her Big Trombone
Little Piano Girl: The Story of Mary Lou Williams, Jazz Legend
Marching for Freedom: Walk Together, Children, and Don’t You Get Weary
Martin and Mahalia: His Words, Her Song
My Country ‘Tis of Thee: How One Song Reveals the History of Civil Rights
My Story, My Dance: Robert Battle’s Journey to Alvin Ailey
A Nation’s Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis
New Shoes
The Negro Speaks of Rivers
One Crazy Summer
One Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance
Our Children Can Soar: A Celebration of Rosa, Barack, and the Pioneers of Change
Piano Starts Here: The Young Art Tatum
A Poem for Peter: The Story of Ezra Jack Keats and the Creation of The Snowy Day
Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton
The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights
Preaching to the Chickens: The Story of Young John Lewis
Remember: The Journey to School Integration
Revolution
Romare Bearden: Collage of Memories
Rosa
Ruby Lee & Me
Seeds of Freedom: The Peaceful Integration of Huntsville, Alabama
Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up By Sitting Down
Something to Prove: The Great Satchel Paige vs. The Rookie Joe Dimaggio
Steamboat School
A Strong Right Arm: The Story of Mamie Peanut Johnson
Sugar Hill: Harlem’s Historic Neighborhood
Talkin’ About Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman
These Hands
This is the Rope: A Story from the Great Migration
Through My Eyes
Touch the Sky: Alice Coachman, Olympic High Jumper
Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March
Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement
The Voice that Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights
We Shall Overcome: The Story of a Song
We’ve Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children’s March
When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson
Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World’s Fastest Woman
With Books & Bricks: How Booker T. Washington Built a School
You Can Fly: The Tuskegee Airmen

BIOGRAPHY

Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek
Abe Lincon’s Hat
Abraham Lincoln (Cohn and Schmidt)
Across a Dark and Wild Sea
Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine
Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science
Ada’s Ideas: The Story of Ada Lovelace, the World’s First Computer Programmer
The Adventurous Chef: Alexis Soyer
All Star!: Honus Wagner and the Most Famous Baseball Card Ever
America’s Champion Swimmer: Gertrude Ederle
Annie and Helen
Around the World (Phelan)
Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade
Bard of Avon: The Story of William Shakespeare
Big George: How a Shy Boy Became President Washington
Black Whiteness: Admiral Byrd Alone in the Antarctic
Blockhead: The Life of Fibonacci
Bon Appetit!: The Delicious Life of Julia Child
A Boy Called Dickens
The Boy who Drew Birds: A Story of John James Audubon
The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdös
Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers’ Strike of 1909
The Bravest Woman in America
Building on Nature: The Life of Antoni  Gaudi
Calling the Doves
Caroline’s Comets
Chasing Freedom: The Life Journeys of Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony Inspired by Historical Facts
Child of the Civil Rights Movement
Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Through the Gates and Beyond
Chuck Close: Face Book
Claude Monet: The Painter Who Stopped the Trains
Clemente!
The Daring Nellie Bly: America’s Star Reporter
Dark Fiddler: THe Life and Legend of Nicolo Paganini
Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave
The Day-Glo Brothers: The True Story of Bob and Joe Switzer’s Bright Ideas and Brand-New Colors
Delivering Justice: W.W. Law and the Fight for Civil Rights
Do Re Mi: If You Can Read Music, Thank Guido d”Arezzo
Dolley Madison
Dolley Madison Saves George Washington
Dolores Huerta: A Hero to Migrant Workers
Down the Colorado: John Wesley Powell, One-Armed Explorer
The Dreamer
Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music
Edward Hopper: Painter of Light and Shadow
Eleanor
Electric Ben
Elephant Man
Emma’s Poem: The Voice of the Statue of Liberty
Enormous Smallness: A Story of E.E. Cummings
Extraordinary People
The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau
Fearless Flyer: Ruth Law and Her Flying Machine
First Mothers
Florence Nightingale
Florence Nightingale: The Courageous Life of the Legendary Nurse
The Flower Hunter: William Bartram, America’s First Naturalist
Footwork: The Story of Fred and Adele Astaire
For the Birds: The Life of Roger Tory Peterson
Frederick Douglas: A Noble Life
Fredericks’ Journey: The Life of Frederick Douglass
Freedom Song: The Story of Henry “Box” Brown
Fruitlands: Louisa May Alcott Made Perfect
George Bellows: Painter with a Punch!
George Did It
George Washington (Harness)
George Wahsington, Spymaster
Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Artists
The Girl Who Drew Butterflies:How Maria Merian’s Art Changed Science
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez
Heart of a Samurai
Here Come the Girl Scouts: The Amazing All-true Story of Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low and her Great Adventure
Hokusai: The Man who Painted a Mountain
The House Baba Built: An Artist’s Childhood in China
The House that Jane Built: A Story about Jane Addams
How Kate Warne Saved President Lincoln
I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark
I Have a Dream: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Ida B. Wells: Let the Truth Be Told
Into the Deep: The Life of Naturalist and Explorer William Beebe
Into the Unknown: How Explorers Found Their Way by Land, Sea, and Air
The Iridescence of Birds: A Book About Henri Matisse
I’ve Seen the Promised Land: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Jim Thorpe: Original All-American
Joan of Arc
John Muir: America’s First Environmentalist
John, Paul, George, and Ben
The Journey that Saved Curious George
Jump: From the Life of Michael Jordan
Just Being Audrey
Karl, Get Out of the Garden: Carolus Linnaeus and the Naming of Everything
Knockin’ On Wood: Starring Peg Leg Bates
Leaving China: An Artist Paints His World War II Childhood
The Life and Times of Martin Luther
Life in the Ocean: The Story of Oceanographer Sylvia Earle
Lighter Than Air: Sophie Blanchard, First Woman Pilot
Lincoln and His Boys
Lincoln: A Photobiography
Look Up!: Henrietta Leavitt, Pioneering Woman Astronomer
Looking at Lincon
Lost Boy: The Story of the Man Who Created Peter Pan
The Mad Potter: George Ohr, Eccentric Genius
Make Your Mark, Franklin Roosevelt
Malala: Activist for Girls’ Education
Marcel Marceau: Master of Mime
Marco Polo
Marooned: The Strange but True Adventures of Alexander Selkirk, the Real Robinson Crusoe
Martin and Mahalia: His Words, Her Song
Martin de Porres: The Rose in the Desert
Minette’s Feast: The Delicious Story of Julia Child and her Cat
Miss Lady Bird’s Wildflowers
Miss Mary Reporting: The True Story of Sportswriter Mary Garber
Miss Moore Thought Otherwise: How Anne Carroll Moore Created Libraries for Children
Monet Paints a Day
Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom
Mother Teresa
Mr. Ferris and His Wheel
Mrs. Harkness and the Panda
Music for the End of Time
My Heart Glow: Alice Cogswell, Thomas Gallaudet, and the Birth of American Sign Language
My Name is Truth: The Life of Sojourner Truth
A Nation’s Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis
Night Flight: Amelia Earhart Crosses the Atlantic
No Easy Way: The Story of Ted Williams and the Last .400 Season
Noah Webster’s Fighting Words
The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky’s Abstract Art
Nothing but Trouble: The Story of Althea Gibson
Nurse, Soldier, Spy: The Story of Sarah Edmonds, a Civil War Hero
Of Numbers and Stars: The Story of Hypatia
On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein
Out of School and into Nature: The Story of Anna Comstock
Paiute Princess: The Story of Sarah Winnemucca
The Perfect Wizard: Hans Christian Andersen
Pippo the Fool
Planting the Trees of Kenya: The Story of Wangari Maathai
The Plot to Kill Hitler: Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Spy, Unlikely Hero
Queen of the Falls
Rachel Carson and Her Book that Changed the World
The Revolutionary John Adams
The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus
A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams
The Road to Oz: Twists, Turns, Bumps and Triumphs in the Life of L. Frank Baum
Romare Bearden: Collage of Memories
Rosa
Sacagawea
Saint Valentine
Sandy’s Circus: A Story about Alexander Calder
Sarah Gives Thanks
Sebastian: A Book About Bach
Seurat and La Grand Jatte: Connecting the Dots
Seven Miles to Freedom: The Robert Smalls Story
Sky Painter: Louis Fuertes, Bird Artist
Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille
Sixteen Years in Sixteen Seconds: The Sammy Lee Story
Skit-Scat Raggedy Cat: Ella Fitzgerald
Small Wonders: Jean-Henri Fabre & His World of Insects
Snow Baby: The Arctic Childhood of Admiral Robert E. Peary’s Daring Daughter
Snowflake Bentley
A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin
Squanto’s Journey: The Story of the First Thanksgiving
Stand Tall, Abe Lincoln
Stand There!She Shouted: The Invincible Photographer Julia Margaret Cameron
Summer Birds: The Butterflies of Maria Merian
Swan: The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova
Talkin’ About Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman
Tallchief: America’s Prima Ballerina
Temple Grandin: How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embrace Autism and Changed the World
Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving
Thomas Jefferson Builds a Library — Barb Rosenstock, illustrated by John O’Brien
Thomas Jefferson — Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Everything
Through My Eyes
Tillie the Terrible Swede: How One Woman, a Sewing Needle, and a Bicycle Changed History
Tito Puente: Mambo King
To Dare Mighty Things: The Life of Theodore Roosevelt
Traveling Man: The Journey of Ibn Battuta 1325-1354
The Travels of Benjamin of Tudela
The Tree Lady: The True Story of How One Tree-Loving Woman Changed a City Forever
Twenty-two Cents: Muhammad Yunus and the Village Bank
The Voice that Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights
Wanda Gag: The Girl Who Loved to Draw
Wangari Maathai: The Woman Who Planted Millions of Trees
Washington at Valley Forge
What Charlie Heard
When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson
When Stravinsky Met Nijinsky: Two Artists, Their Ballet, and One Extraordinary Riot
Who Says Women Can’t Be Doctors?: The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell
William Shakespeare and the Globe
William Shakespeare: Scenes from the Life of the World’s Greatest Writer
With Books & Bricks: How Booker T. Washington Built a School
Women Explorers: Perils, Pistols, and Petticoats